Shrewsbury News

Affton School District lowers its tax rate even more

The Affton Board of Education rolled back the property tax rate for taxpayers in the Affton School District even more this year. The school board unanimously approved the 2019 blended tax rate of $4.9191 Sept. 24. This includes a voluntary tax rollback of 35 cents the board chose to take in 2017, as well as

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Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right, discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint

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Clancy, Page hold 5th District town hall

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and Councilwoman Lisa Clancy will host a town hall and open forum for 5th District constituents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights. The public is invited to join in discussions regarding new technology for St. Louis County, a reflection

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Beck, Unsicker host town hall on 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018. Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, will hold a joint town hall meeting and end-of-session 2019 Missouri legislative wrapup from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road.

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police have investigated this claim and have found that

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Ameren outlines its 10-mile, $30M project

Pictured above: A map of the Metro South Reliability Project, showing the current easements and where the updates will be taking place. The project is scheduled to be completed by winter 2021. Image courtesy of Ameren Missouri.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Ameren Missouri is planning to rebuild nearly 10 miles of transmission line in

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Man found stabbed to death near Shrewsbury Walmart

Two persons of interest were taken into custody Tuesday after a man was found stabbed to death Monday near the Shrewsbury Walmart in what appears to be a possible homicide. Police said they found the victim, a man about 33 years old already dead with multiple stab wounds, around 9:20 p.m. Monday in a wooded

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Crestwood rejects Sunset Hills bike ride on Route 66

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com What seemed to be a thriving partnership between Sunset Hills and Crestwood could hit the skids over a night bicycle ride similar to the Moonlight Ramble that the cities were set to host in connection with their joint festival SunCrest Fest. At the initiative of Sunset Hills Mayor Pat

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